As much as I love Christmas decorations, I’m also looking forward to having a clean simple space back. Having 3 children that bring so much extra clutter, papers (never ending amounts of papers), shoes, backpacks, clothes, toys and just stuff, I try to keep everything else very simple and for everything to have a home in our main living space. Our house is mostly one big room, kitchen, living, dining and family room all in one, so when you walk in the front door you can see it all!
It has taken us many years to collect items to fill our home, but at the same time I think that is what makes it our home! One of my all time favorite treasures that we have ever found is this amazing hardware cabinet. If you’ve followed us for long I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about it many times before, but its just such a unique and beautiful piece. Kevin actually saw this cabinet coming off the truck at on of our markets as the vendor (Vagabond Xchange) was unloading. He went over and purchased it right on the spot. Now let me just add that up to that point I had never actually purchased an item from any of the markets we had hosted which was about 2 years, and I didn’t even purchase it, Kevin had bought it before I had even seen it! It has over 140 drawers, and the top couple drawers are felted with old screws and nails still attached.
I love to use brass candles in all of my decorating because they are easy to mix up and use in holiday decorating as well. I have been collecting them for the last couple years and pick them up at markets and as we travel.
We found these wood lockers on a trip to Texas a couple years ago. They are perfectly chippy and hide all my kids backpacks, shoes, jackets and papers so nicely. We also added the sliding barn doors, one on each side of the room. We picked them up last year at one of our markets from Ripe Designs, and they are so nice for being able to close off the kids messy bedrooms or to block out the noise at night when they have gone to bed.
The theatre seats, pillows & sign are also a market finds. The seats are from HawkSalvage, he pulled them out of a theatre in Mississippi. The pillows, along with almost every other pillow I own, are from Uber Chic Home. The sign from Jaxn Blvd is one of my favorite verses, I Corinthians 13:4-8, and the acrylic heart garland is from Sonora Handmade
The worn leather chair is from Through the Porthole. And my dad made this lamp for us from an old wood tripod.
The candlestick is a vintage find and the air plant amethyst crystal planter is from Lucky Airplant.
Over the years I have found my style through sourcing unique and one of a kind pieces, found from just about everywhere. I have learned that there is not a particular style that defines our space but it is really just about personal preference and what makes you feel at home. Whether it is new or vintage, tattered or worn, my home tells a story and it is one that I am grateful for each day!